Council Preview Feb 2-3: Carbon Reduction Initiatives, 1755 West 14th Avenue rezoning, marijuana shops permits and more

marijuana dispensaryFour meetings of Vancouver City Council are scheduled for February 2nd and 3rd, 2016.

The Regular Council meeting on Tuesday, February 2nd will begin with a review of a staff report on Carbon Reduction Initiatives. A number of new $100 fines will be introduced for non-compliance with garbage and recycling separation and collection standards. The final debate on the contentious rezoning of 1755 West 14th Avenue will take place; speakers were already heard at a Public Hearing on January 19th and 21st. A motion on notice for new tools needed to Make Housing More Affordable will be introduced by Mayor Robertson. Councillor De Genova will introduce a motion calling for a moratorium on medical marijuana retail permits.

The Council Committee meeting on Wednesday, February 3rd will look at the request for a liquor licence at 452 SW Marine Drive (Cineplex at Marine Gateway). The venue has a combined capacity for 556 persons; plans are to allow liquor between the hours of 10am and 1pm. A presentation about the 2016 Assessment roll is planned. The Terms of Reference for a South East False Creek Stewardship Group will be reviewed.

A Court of Revision meeting concerning several Business Improvement Areas is set for February 3rd, while a Chauffer’s Permit Appeal Hearing will be held during the evening of Tuesday, February 2nd.

For reference, we’ve reproduced the meeting agendas below:

http://council.vancouver.ca/20160202/regu20160202ag.htm

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING

AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

For information please call Terri Burke, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6399 or e mail teresita.burke@vancouver.ca or

Nicole Ludwig, Meeting Coordinator at 604.873.7191, e mail nicole.ludwig@vancouver.ca

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

PROCLAMATION – LUNAR NEW YEAR

IN CAMERA MEETING

THAT Council will go into meetings later this week which are closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(a) personal information about an identifiable individual who holds or is being considered for a position as an officer, employee or agent of the city or another position appointed by the city;

(c) labour relations or other employee relations;

(d) the security of the property of the city;

(e) the acquisition, disposition or expropriation of land or improvements, if the Council considers that disclosure could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city;

(g) litigation or potential litigation affecting the city;

(i) the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

(k) negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Council, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the city if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES

1. Regular Council – January 19, 2016 PDF

2. Public Hearing – January 19 and 21, 2016 PDF

3. Regular Council (Policy and Strategic Priorities) – January 20, 2016 PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

REPORT REFERENCE

1. Carbon Reduction Initiatives

a. Road from Paris: Doug Smith, Acting Director, Sustainability, to present on this matter.

b. City of Vancouver Building Portfolio Energy Management Strategy and Implentation: Danica Djurkovic, Director of Facilities Planning and Development, to present on this matter.

c. Building Energy Retrofit Fund – Accelerating the Implementation of the Energy Retrofit Strategy for Existing Buildings: Sean Pander, Green Building Programs Manager, to present on the Administrative Report dated December 24, 2015. PDF
Recommendation B requires eight affirmative votes.

2. Enhanced Solid Waste Management and Diversion By-law Authority

Albert Shamess, Director, Waste Management and Resource Recovery, to present on this matter.

The Administrative Report dated January 8, 2016, refers. PDF

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

1. REZONING: 1755 West 14th Avenue

A Public Hearing on the above-noted matter was held on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, and reconvened on Thursday, January 21, 2016. Following the completion of the receipt of public comments on Thursday, January 21, 2016, Council referred discussion and decision to the Regular Council meeting on February 2, 2016, as Unfinished Business.

The following previously distributed documents refer:

Summary and Recommendation PDF
Policy Report dated December 4, 2015 PDF
Minutes 2 of this agenda package PDF

Mayor Robertson was not present at the Public Hearing, and is therefore ineligible to vote.

POLICY REPORTS

1. CD-1 Text Amendment: 988 West Broadway PDF

2. CD-1 Rezoning: 1575 1577 West Georgia Street and 620 Cardero Street PDF

RISE FROM COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

ADOPT REPORT OF COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE

BY-LAWS

Link to By-laws PDF

1. A By-law to amend Zoning and Development By-law No. 3575 to create new districts for the Apartment Transition area in accordance with the Norquay Village Neighbourhood Centre Plan.
(Mayor Robertson absent for the Public Hearing on this item)

2. A By-law to Amend Sign By-law No. 6510 Regarding the RM-9, RM-9A, RM-9N and RM-9AN Districts Schedule
(Mayor Robertson absent for the Public Hearing on this item)
3. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (1060 West 15th Avenue – James Northey Residence)
(Mayor Robertson absent for the Public Hearing on this item)

4. A By-law to authorize Council entering into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the Owner of Heritage Property (1060 West 15th Avenue – James Northey Residence)

5. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (2024 West 15th Avenue – Ludgate Residence)
(Mayor Robertson absent for the Public Hearing on this item)

6. A By-law to authorize Council entering into a Heritage Revitalization Agreement with the Owner of Heritage Property (2024 West 15th Avenue – Ludgate Residence)

7. A By-law to amend Vehicles for Hire By-law No. 6066 Housekeeping regarding part-time taxicabs

8. A By-law to designate certain real property as protected heritage property (1546 Nelson Street – Urquhart Residence)
(Councillor Ball absent for the Public Hearing on this item)

MOTIONS

A. Administrative Motions

1. RM-9, RM-9A, RM-9N and RM-9AN Guidelines PDF

Subject to approval of By-law 1.

2. Strata Title Policies for RS, RT and RM Zones PDF

Subject to approval of By-law 1.

B. Motions on Notice

1. Requests for Leaves of Absence PDF

2. New Tools Needed to Make Housing More Affordable PDF

3. Moratorium on Medical Marijuana Related Business Development Permit Applications PDF

NOTICE OF MOTION

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES AND OTHER MATTERS

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160202/cpah20160202ag.htm

CHAUFFEUR’S PERMIT APPEAL HEARING AGENDA

DATE: Tuesday, February 2, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall
PANEL MEMBERS: Councillor Tim Stevenson, Chair, Councillor Heather Deal,

Councillor Kerry Jang, Councillor Adriane Carr (Alternate)

PLEASE NOTE:

  • Agendas are available on the City of Vancouver web site at http://vancouver.ca/meetingschedule approximately one week before the meeting date.
  • Minutes are generally available on the web site within two days following the meeting.

For information please call Laura Kazakoff, Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6353 or e mail laura.kazakoff@vancouver.ca

PRINTABLE AGENDAPDF

1. Kuldip Singh Sandhu

On Tuesday, February 2, 2016, at 6 pm, a Chauffeur’s Permit Appeal Hearing will take place in the Council Chamber to consider an appeal from the refusal by the Chief Constable to issue a Chauffeur’s Permit to Kuldip Singh Sandhu.

Iain Dixon, Law Department, will represent the City of Vancouver. S.R. Chamberlain, Q.C. will represent Kuldip Singh Sandhu.

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160203/cfsc20160203ag.htm

STANDING COMMITTEE OF COUNCIL ON CITY FINANCE AND SERVICES AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
TIME: 9:30 am
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

AGENDA PDF

ROLL CALL

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. 2016 Assessment Roll

Jason Grant, Regional Assessor, and Christina Randle, Deputy Assessor, BC Assessment, will present the 2016 Assessment Roll for Council’s information.

2. Contract Award for Design, Supply, Install, Configure and Maintain Vehicle GPS & Telematics Solution PDF

3. 452 SW Marine Drive – Cineplex Entertainment Limited Partnership – Liquor Primary Licence Application – Liquor Establishment Class 5 – Cineplex VIP – Movie Theatre PDF

4. East False Creek Stewardship Group – Terms of Reference and Recommended Process PDF

Where applicable, interested parties have been notified regarding the above noted items.

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NOTICE

A Regular Council meeting will be convened immediately following the Standing Committee meeting.

REGULAR COUNCIL MEETING AGENDA

ROLL CALL

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES

1. Standing Committee of Council on City Finance and Services
Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Approval of recommendations and actions.

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http://council.vancouver.ca/20160203/crev20160203ag.htm

COURT OF REVISION – BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT AREAS

AGENDA

DATE: Wednesday, February 3, 2016
TIME: 6:00 pm
PLACE: Council Chamber
Third Floor, City Hall

PLEASE NOTE:

  • If you wish to speak at the Court of Revision, please contact the Meeting Coordinator to register, or you can register on the evening of the meeting, between 5:30 and 6:00 pm.
  • Agendas and reports are available on the City of Vancouver web site at http://vancouver.ca/meetingschedule approximately one week before the meeting date.
  • Minutes are generally available on the web site within two days following the meeting.

For information or to register to speak, please call Lori Isfeld,
Meeting Coordinator, at 604.871.6355 or email lori.isfeld@vancouver.ca

PRINTABLE AGENDA  PDF

ROLL CALL

1. DELEGATIONS CONCERNING ERRORS

Attached are the special assessment notification letters that were sent on November 17, 2015, to the assessed property owners within the following Business Improvement Areas (BIAs):

(a) Hastings Crossing Business Improvement Area PDF
(b) Kerrisdale Business Improvement Area PDF
(c) Kitsilano 4th Avenue Business Improvement Area PDF
(d) West Broadway Business Improvement Area  PDF
(e) West End Business Improvement Area  PDF
(f) Proposed Mount Pleasant Expansion Business Improvement Area PDF

Under Section 511 of the Vancouver Charter, Council, sitting as a Court of Revision, will hear from assessed property owners regarding errors in the names of the owners of the property and the measurements of the property, including the frontage or any other property measurement, and any variation applied pursuant to section 508 (g) and (j) of the Vancouver Charter.

ADJOURN

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There was very light agenda for Park Board on Monday, February 1, 2016. The two main items were the biodiversity report and Vanier Park West Float launch contract. The agenda is reproduced below for reference:

http://former.vancouver.ca/parks/board/2016/20160201/index.htm

BOARD OF PARKS AND RECREATION PARK BOARD COMMITTEE MEETING AGENDA

Date:
Monday, February 1, 2016
Time:
7:00 pm
Place:
Park Board – Boardroom
2099 Beach Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4

Printable Agenda PDF

PLEASE NOTE:

ROLL CALL

ADOPTION OF MINUTESPark Board Committee Meeting – January 11, 2016 PDF

MATTERS ADOPTED ON CONSENT

CHAIRS REPORT

AGENDA ITEMS

1. REPORT: Biodiversity Strategy PDF

2. REPORT: Vanier Park West Float and Launch Upgrade – Construction Contract Award PDF

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NOTICE

A Regular Board meeting will be convened immediately following the Park Board Committee meeting.

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING AGENDA

PLEASE NOTE:  Regular Board meeting items are not available for speaker registration. To hear from delegations on a topic, the Board may refer the item to a future Committee meeting.

ROLL CALL

IN CAMERA
THAT the Board will go into a meeting on February 1, 2016, which is closed to the public, pursuant to Section 165.2(1) of the Vancouver Charter, to discuss matters related to paragraphs:

(g)  litigation or potential litigation affecting the City or Park Board;

(i)   the receipt of advice that is subject to solicitor-client privilege, including communications necessary for that purpose;

(k)  negotiations and related discussions respecting the proposed provision of an activity, work or facility that are at their preliminary stages and that, in the view of the Board, could reasonably be expected to harm the interests of the City and Park Board if they were held in public.

ADOPTION OF MINUTES
1. Special Board Meeting (2016 Budget) – December 8, 2015 PDF
2. Regular Board Meeting – December 14, 2015 PDF

3. Regular Board Meeting – January 11, 2016 PDF

COMMUNICATIONS

COMMITTEE REPORT – Report of the Park Board Committee – Monday, February 1, 2016
Approval of recommendations and actions

GENERAL MANAGER’S REPORT

NOTICE OF MOTIONS

NEW BUSINESS

ENQUIRIES

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A Special Council Meeting to discuss three development permit appeals in the Shaughnessy Heritage Area was held on January 26, 2016. For the record, the meeting agenda is reproduced below:

http://council.vancouver.ca/20160126/fsah20160126ag.htm

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